Way back at the end of February we wrote about the new payroll tax withholding guidelinesissued by the IRS. Since that time, the IRS has issued a new Form W-4, more information, and calculators that can help in determining payroll tax amounts to be withheld. Because of the sweeping changes in other parts of the tax law, the IRS is encouraging employees to be proactive – and are even providing some tools to do that. (more…)
I was really excited for a colleague who got a big contract that was going to expand his company this year. He was excited because his small business would no longer be just a local business, but would now be a business that worked nation-wide. We celebrated with a congratulatory lunch. It wasn’t but a couple of weeks later that he called and was obviously down. I was afraid he’d lost the deal. But no, he said it was worse – it was about payroll taxes. (more…)
Small business owners would probably say that there is nothing simple or easy for them when they are the entire human resources department of their business.
But then along comes The Payroll Department and things do get simpler and easier. That’s because I have been in their shoes and I know entrepreneurs and small business owners don’t need more to complicate their already overflowing basket of tasks to do. (more…)